[V6-12v] 95 A6 Driveshaft rattle

beattyr2003 at cox.net beattyr2003 at cox.net
Fri Mar 27 11:27:35 PDT 2009

HAHAH new??? 1995 A6Q with 270k miles = new? heheh

Thanks for the help!

---- Tony Hoffman <auditony at gmail.com> wrote: 
> That is exactly what you do. There are usually six bolts that hold the
> rear of the driveshaft to the rear differential. Pull them, and pry
> the driveshaft from the rearend. Then, pull and replace the rear CV
> joint. I'd probably do the boot, while you are in there. The CV should
> be held on with some sort of spring clip, although I'll have to
> confess to never replacing the Joint on a Quattro that new.
> Tony
> On Fri, Mar 27, 2009 at 7:05 AM,  <beattyr2003 at cox.net> wrote:
> > 1995 A6 with 260k miles.
> >
> > Getting a rattle from under the car and after a bunch of poking around, finally figured out that there is play in the main driveshaft where it attaches to the rear diff.  When rotating the driveshaft it will rotate a bit before the rear diff starts to move.  So I am thinking the rear U-joint (or CV joint?) is bad and needs to be replaced.  When I was under the car, I didn't get the impression the rear was removable from the driveshaft, but there are repair kits out there.  So does that mean you disconnect the shaft from the diff and replace that section of the joint?
> >
> > Anyone got any BTDT on this?
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Rob

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